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the latest developments tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> unprecedented penalty, bp has agreed to pay a record u.s. fine for the massive oil spill down in the gulf of mexico in a settlement with the justice department. they'll pay $4.5 billion and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges. the government also charged two top bp officers with manslaughter in connection with the 11 people who died onboard the deep water horizon two years ago. jay gray explains why bp could still face more charges. >> reporter: the oil spread for miles after the collapse of the deepwater horizon well, choking away wildlife and crippling communities all along the gulf coast. and today, more than two years after the disaster, we learn the punishment is far-reaching as well. >> this marks both the largest single criminal find, more than $1.25 billion, and the largest total criminal resolution, $4 billion, in the history of the united states. >> reporter: as part of an agreement announced this afternoon in new orleans, bp will plead guilty to 14 felony charges for its role in the worst oil spill in u.s. history. among the most
could get rain and snow. storm-team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson will tell us how much and when. >>> but first, decision day after months and months of campaigning. billions of dollars spent. the election is finally here. the final push that could decide the course of the country for the next four years. this is it. good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we are on the trail with president obama and mitt romney. and we're also watching the polls in your neighborhood. we begin with news4's adam tuss in battleground virginia. he joins us live. the lines have been long today. >> reporter: here at this polling place, the line has been about two and a half to three hours long all day. right now, it is moving. that's the good news. it still stretches down the hill and then has to go into the building. waiting to be a part of history. some in the cold shade dance a jig to stay warm keeping the feet moving. once inside the door, greeted by reality again. the line here snaking around corners. twisting and turning before the finish line finally in sight. >> it h
tired, then i ask you to vote for change. help us win this. >> reporter: with bruce springsteen, president obama started today in wisconsin. >> you know that i'll fight for you and your families every single day, as hard as i know how. >> reporter: last night colorado, a huge rally. after a shimmy with stevie wonder in cincinnati, ohio. the president urged his backers to vote today. the lines to early voting in ohio have been long. but republicans won a fight to shorten voting hours. mary jenkins was out to get obama backers to the polls. she figured she could make the difference nationally. >> i wouldn't be able to sleep at night if i didn't put in every shift that i'm putting in over these four days. thank you so much for your enthusiasm. >> reporter: across town is a mitt romney phone bank. >> we're just calling to remind you that your vote is very important. >> reporter: ohio republicans, like democrats, figure their work could decide the presidency. >> if this county ends up red for mitt romney, it will go a very, very long way to winning this state. >> reporter: governorom
-atlantic at this hour and it could mean snow for some of us. let's go over to veronica johnson. >> yes, still a strong coastal storm. as i said yesterday, the storm system more off the coast and still trying to overcome a lot of dry air. so this is how our day has looked pretty much with really precipitation falling throughout. just got off the phone with a friend of mine up in essex, maryland, areas northeast baltimore, where there's been a few drops of rain falling there. let's take me up to philadelphia, pennsylvania, where they've had flakes of snow. in fact, bigger flakes. you can see covering the camera lens. you can see the traffic down below. philadelphia, pennsylvania, from this coastal storm, one of the areas that's expecting some of the higherccumulating snowfalls. trenton, new jersey, and up around hartford, connecticut. back to what's going on here. you can see the trend, the moisture pushing throughout the morning hours. the afternoon hours from east to west, now leesburg, d.c., waldorf, leonardtown. very few reports of much of anything falling here. in new jersey, look at that white, di
is also tracking this story for us today and spoke to people who were inside that walmart store. we'll hear from them coming up tonight on news4 at 5:00. >>> cell phone video of a fight between a student and an mta bus driver in baltimore is making the rounds on youtube. the maryland transit administration says the driver in this video was removed from service pending an investigation. the video does not show what triggered the fight but the person who posted the video said the fight started when the driver told the teen to turn down her music. police are interviewing witnesses. the mta said in situations like this drivers are expected to call a supervisor. >>> calm day outdoors weatherwise. let's take a live look out there. another cold one, though. will this trend continue. >> veronica johnson knows, and tells us. hey, veronica. >> yeah, we sure layered up today. let's just say, you're going to be needing that coat, even the gloves for the next couple of days. behind me, the morning temperatures. how we started the day. we started out subfreezing so many locations. a little better
handily. we begin with that breaking news right now. keith joins us with the latest developments on this widely respected public figure. >> unacceptable. that's how david petraeus described his behavior to the letter sent out at the workforce at the cia. he met with president obama yesterday to see if he would accept his eresignation a director. he showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in that affair. him and his wife were together 37 years and he said that type of behavior is unacceptable as a husband and a leader of the cia. he's held the position of director since congress confirmed him last september, prior to that he led u.s. forces in both iraq and afghanistan. petraeus said the president accepted his resignation this afternoon. the president issued a statement a short time ago that read "i am completely confident that the cia will continue to thrive and carry out its position. going forward my thoughts and prayers are with dave and holly petraeus who has done so much to help military families through her own work. i wish them the very best at this difficult time." he
. the judge in the federal case sentenced him to one day in custody of the u.s. marshals. and he spent that day, he'll be in until 5:30. that's yewhy he was in chains. he is in federal custody until 5:30 today and then begins two years in communicate service to make up for his crime. >> tom sherwood, thank you. >>> the plot thickens. new names are now coming out in that scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. it all began with his having an affair with paula broadwell. investigators say she sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley, a petraeus family friend. now the pentagon is looking into thousands of e-mails between kelley and general john allen. live on capitol hill with more on another twist. how shirtless photos from an fbi agent are now playing into this scandal. steve? >> put that one last, jim. since it is but clearly the least important. general john allen, u.s. commander in afghanistan, is not over there tonight. coincidencely, he is here in washington for hearings that had been scheduled tomorrow on what allen still hopes will be his next job. he is just in time
, including former congressman gabrielle giffords. >> keith russell joins us live from the newsroom for the emotionalinute when they came face to face today. >> chances are we'll never know where he killed the victims. it's a chance for them to close the door on the ugly chapter. loughnau seven life terms, one for each of the six people he killed. outside that safeway in tucson, arizona. one for the attempted assassination of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. giffords was among the victims who had a chance to see loughner face to face. he did not speak in court today. she didn't speak. but her husband, mark kelly, did. telling loughner, you tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own. but know this, and remember it always, you failed. arizona congressman ron barber, who won giffords' seat in congress after that shooting, also had a message for loughner at a press conference just moments ago. >> i hope that these long years of incarceration that you face will give you the time to think about what you have done. and to seek forgiveness from those whose to
to protecting us from terrorism have been very, very solid. >> reporter: the ads running in the nine swing states plus minnesota, an acknowledgement that governor's got a shot to win that election. >> the president wants to see four more years, and that's his chance, four more years. but our chant is this, five more days. >> reporter: but floridians lined up for early voting. tuesday is the last day of the election. new york mayor michael bloomberg, an independent who last time endorsed no candidate, today in the wake of hurricane sandy,urged the re-election of barack obama. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >> as the presidential race enters the final stretch, there is an unprecedented amount of money spent on advertising. nbc news reports ad campaigning is approaching $1 billion. team romney has outspent team obama $573 million to nearly $400 million. if outside money is taken out of the equation, president obama's campaign has outspent romney's campaign $330 million to $210 million. >>> early voting continues today in maryland, and so do the long lines. in rockville, the line wrapped around
elected us to focus on your jobs. not ours. >> reporter: the president and house speaker john boehner each are drawing a line in the sand over letting the bush era tax cuts expire for americans making more than $250,000 a year. >> instead of raising tax rates on the american people, accepting the damage it will do to our economy, let's start to actually solve the problem. >> reporter: the speaker wants a tax overhaul that raises money by cutti't hammer out a deal by year's end, the nation goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. taxes go up for everyone. an average of almost $3,500 per househo household. republicans say they want the president to address the real problem. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending, and a government that has grown massively. >> reporter: democrats say republicans are going to have to compromise. just like the president and his party did after getting walloped in the 2010 elections. >> we cut $900 billion in spending that we didn't like, painful to us. >> reporter: in washington, a high stakes search for middle ground. the president and the sp
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